Rico Bush is a reporter at 5 On Your Side in St. Louis, Missouri specializing in general assignment reporting.
Rico joined 5 On Your Side in May 2018. He’s a native of St. Louis (before you ask – University City High School) and a graduate of Mizzou, where he earned degrees in journalism and Spanish with a minor in political science.
Rico’s interest in television and journalism started with his love for writing and meeting people.
“I feel like journalism allows me to use those skills to tell powerful stories that affect the community,” he said.
One story has left a lasting impression on Rico. It was about a quadriplegic whose cheer squad incorporated a dance into their routine that allowed her to return to the sport she loves.
“It inspired me and made me realize that anything is possible when you work hard in life,” said Rico.
Before moving home to St. Louis, Rico worked KJRH in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and most recently, WAVY-TV/Fox 43 TV in Portsmouth, Virginia. His experience as a journalist has allowed him to cover a variety of topics, including education. He was also part of a team on the ground in Moore, Oklahoma and provided live coverage during the devastating 2013 tornado.
When Rico’s not working, he enjoys traveling, playing sports, and being near the water. He’s also a known for binge-watching shows on Netflix and singing like Mariah Carey.